Venezuela security operations leave over 1,300 dead in five months, U.N. rights office says

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Monday, June 29, 2020

China is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in Xinjiang in an apparent attempt to limit the population of Muslim Uighurs, according to new research.

The report, by China scholar Adrian Zenz, has prompted international calls for the Unite...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagolo is the vice-president of Sudan's ruling military junta and, at present, probably the most powerful man in Sudan. 

He has the potential to shape the future of a broken country, but as the commander of one of Sudan's most prominent paramilit...

Monday, October 15, 2018

A memorial service was held in Salvador for murdered capoeira master Romualdo Rosário da Costa

Tension ahead of the Brazilian elections has been linked to a string of violent attacks, including one case being treated as political murder, according to local media.

A woman...

Friday, April 6, 2018

Family pressure has fueled a sense of persecution felt by gay people in Chechnya, a mainly Muslim region in southern Russia.

Dozens have fled and some have been granted asylum abroad, amid reports of kidnap and torture by Chechen security forces targeting gay or alleged...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A controversial church bell in Schweringen, northern Germany, has had a swastika inscription removed as part of an unauthorized "spring cleaning".

The unknown perpetrators left a note on the door confessing to defacing it, saying they wanted to clean the bell of "the fi...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Russia has said there is no agreement on a UN Security Council resolution to bring in a 30-day truce in Syria. 

Russia's UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, told the council in New York his country had presented amendments. 

Speaking at an emergency meeting of the council,...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Simon Murphy has documented human rights abuses in countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Colombia.

But nothing prepared him for a trip to Bangladesh with the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF).

The charity has so fa...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Two Reuters journalists working on coverage of the Rohingya crisis in northern Myanmar have been remanded in custody for two more weeks.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained on 12 December after meeting police officers offering them information.

They are charged with il...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The UN's investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from entering the country.

Yanghee Lee had been due to visit in January to review Myanmar's human rights, including alleged attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

The government said it had banned...